An international design team made up of MVRDV (overall design), The Jerde Partnership (commercial podium) and ARUP, collaborated to create Peruri 88 â€“ a new landmark icon for Jakarta. It will be a vertical city in one building combining Jakarta’s need for more green spaces with the need for densification. The tower is a 400m tall mixed-use project with retail, offices, housing, a luxury hotel, four levels of parking, a wedding house, a mosque, imax theatres and an outdoor amphitheatre.
Following architectural exhibitions devoted to the work of Jean Nouvel, Thom Mayne, Richard Rogers, and Dominique Perrault, the Centre Pompidou will host the first major European retrospective of the architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi.
This architecture exhibition, opening on April 30th, showcases 350 drawings, sketches, collages and models in an installation designed by the architect.
The first step by the architects to the deep and narrow site, on a steep slope, suspended above the estuary and the distant ocean horizon, with Vigo city below, led to a desire to maintain the commanding views of the landscape at the entrance level and make the house itself the means to descend from this situation to the allotmentÂ´s base level, with all the nuances brought into view by these different heights. The owners, like so many others in the course of history, have chosen a place to settle. Now, the architects mediate in their relationship with the place.
During discussions defining the new facility, it became clear that there were a number of contradictions in the architectural program; the desire to provide a place suitable for active discourse as well as quiet solitude; the ability to enjoy reading in natural light while at the same time offering protection from its destructive nature; intimacy with the books and the reality of the massive presence of 50,000 shelved volumes; and, of course, the desire for security while at the same time making the poetry readily accessible to all.
Beijing Cityvision Competition is the sixth international competition launched by Cityvision and itâ€™s part of the annual programme 2014, Evolution: the architecture of future mankind.
This architecture competition aims to provide a future vision of Beijing perceived as a Supercity that will absorb the best features from other cities, assuming them as her own, and then reinvent itself in the form of a new model.
The School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa, which also opened in September 2006, is awarded for successfully negotiating its site at the crossing of two orthogonal paths in the campus, at a place where the city grid is interrupted by natural landscape in the form of a small lagoon and a limestone bluff. The jury writes “This engagement with the conditions of the elements of the site is one of the scheme’s most striking aspects. It feels like this would be a very good place in which to make and study art.”
A thin skin, protecting from the sun and water connects the two buildings, leaving in between a pathway open for the public. This supports Busanâ€™s natural flow from mountain to the ocean, creating a good harmony between urban space and architecture.
The new landmark of Busanâ€™s Opera House reflects the natural and urban energies and connects it to the performing arts spaces of â€śMadangnoliâ€ť, at the Mountain Plaza and the Sunrise Plaza, an urban harmony with a folk performance played by ordinary people.
A new municipality building for a city which is yet to come into being â€“ Lazika. This marine, economic and commercial centre was intended to be one of the largest cities in Georgia but its future hangs in the balance.
The young UK-Georgia-based architecture practice Architects of Invention designed this steel-structured building as a part of the development of a new city on the Black Sea coast. The brief was to create a Public Service Hall, a Wedding Hall and Municipal Offices.
David Chipperfield Architects’ ‘Veles e Vents’ building in Valencia temporarily became ‘The Paddock Club’ – the central hospitality venue for the European Grand Prix, in 2008.
Originally built as the hospitality building for the 2007 America’s Cup, and located at the centre of the Valencia Street Circuit, the building’s decks provided incredible 360 degree views of the course, including several corners and the main port-side straight, where drivers reached speeds of up to 320 km/h.
Detroit Design Contest, Michigan, USA by Parallel Projections
Detroit, once the fourth largest city in America and Michiganâ€™s primary Metropolis, has recently filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States.
Among the many reasons for Detroitâ€™s decline, two stand out: an undiversified economic model, reliant on the production and sale of automobiles, and an unprecedented degree of sprawl. Detroit is the most job sprawled city in the United States, stretching essential services beyond capacity.
The Library of Kunming University of Science and Technology is regarded as the symbolic center of the university campus.
The building form resembles stacked cubes on a plinth with bi-axial symmetry and a vertical central atrium. The central circular atrium serves as the spiritual center as well as the main vertical circulation of the library.